NBMS Chess Club 2019-2020
“The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it…” Ben Franklin, 1776
POC: Joel McBroom
The Chess Club at NBMS is open to all 6th through 8th grade students. There are no tryout requirements and all skill levels are welcome. The culminating event for the club will be the Onslow County Schools Chess Tournament, to be held 24 April, 2020. The ten student school team will be determined based on the results of our intra-school tournament that will be held in March. Club participants are not required to compete for a tournament slot.
Students participating after school will require a parent/guardian signed permission slip.
Perfect attendance is not required to remain active in the club. I am aware that some students are active in a number of extracurricular activities. It is however, important to keep club staff informed of your status. Attendance will be required for the six to 10 day period of the NBMS tournament in March 2020. Any student that fails to show without reason for his/her match will forfeit that match. Keeping me informed of conflicts will enable me to reschedule matches and prevent confusion.
All club participants are expected to adhere to the academic and behavioral guidelines for New Bridge Middle School extracurricular participation. Should any student have grade issues, then he or she will be ineligible to participate until their grade problems are resolved. Receipt of OSS or ISS after the Christmas break will result in disqualification from tournament eligibility.
2020 Chess Club Schedule
13 November, 2019 to 11 March, 2020: Every Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm.
16 March, 2020 to 22 April, 2020: Every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm.
24 April 2020: 830am to 1:30pm at Jacksonville Commons Elementary School (County Tournament).
Please visit the AIG Chess Resources page for more tips and information.